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21 Dec 2014 App Lists
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If you enjoy listening to music on your iDevices then check out our list of the best streaming radio apps for the iPhone and iPad.

 

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Christmas Radio - An online streaming radio for delivering the best Christmas transmissions to your iPhone/iPod Touch
$0.99
iPad / iPhone

If you love listening to Christmas music 365 days a year, then this is the app for you. 

  • Rock Christmas tunes anytime of the year
  • Powered by Shoutcast
  • Peerless streaming service
  • Listen to as many Christmas-themed stations as your eggnog-frosted heart can take
  • 31,000 radio stations

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Streaming Bible Radio
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review

For those of you who need your daily fixings of bible topics and messages. 

  • Audiobook style
  • Includes many languages like Hindi and even Farsi
  • For those serious about going back to your Bible
  • Not a shabby place to start with your Bible
  • 24/7 streaming   

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Podcast Radio (Streaming)
$1.99
iPad / iPhone

Thanks to podcasting, talk radio has seen a resurgence of sorts over the years. And, this is the app to get your feet wet in the world of podcasts. 

  • Appeals to people who aren’t even tuning in on AM radio
  • Lists all of the most popular podcasts found on the web
  • Even includes channels from BBC
  • Hear some bantering happening over at NPR anytime
  • Flat data rate

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FLRP HD (Streaming Radio, Playlists, and More)
$0.99
iPad

Listen to some of your favorite musical genres with this great app. 

  • Simulates what it’s like to stay in your car listening to the radio
  • Tune in on your favorite morning show
  • Works even when you’re walking inside work or school
  • Links with Gripwire
  • Google mapping functions

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StreamS HiFi Radio
$4.99
iPad / iPhone

If you are going to listen to streaming radio, then make sure it's high quality radio. 

  • High-quality audio
  • In-app radio player
  • AirPlay-supported
  • Full mobile interface
  • Links with Pioneer Radio

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OneTuner Radio Player - tunein to RnB, Rap, DJ, HipHop, Chillout, Reggae - 65 genre stream
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review

If there can only be “one," then this app for all of you streaming music enthusiasts. 

  • Daily new music
  • For world-savvy listeners
  • Easy navigation
  • Variety of genres
  • In-app news channel

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Gods DJs Radio
$0.99
iPad / iPhone

Yes, it's possible that God approves of this app, And, unlike YouTube, this app still plays music even if it's minimized. 

  • Exclusive content
  • Tune in from anywhere
  • Plays in background
  • Pauses for incoming calls
  • Custom player

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Video Game Radio
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review

This app is awesome for those of you who love the music from your favorite video games. 

  • 23 stations and counting
  • Diverse channels
  • Each channel devoted to a specific video game niche
  • Updated regularly
  • Plays in the background

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RadEQ - Equalizer for Streaming online Radio
$2.99
iPad / iPhone

With over 2500 radio stations, and plenty of features, this app will definitely meet your needs. 

  • Seven types of equalizers
  • 2500 radio stations
  • Saves your presets
  • Custom expander
  • Custom lockscreen displays

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Chicago Radio Live
$4.99
iPad / iPhone

Bears, pizza, Cubs, White Sox, Blackhawks, news and more with this incredible app dedicated to the "Windy City."

  • Simple interface
  • Links with Chicago Bears radio
  • No audio delay
  • Updated content
  • Comprehensive station listings

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Radio Locator
Free
iPad / iPhone

This is a very useful app that helps you to locate local radio stations and their online feeds. Perfect for if you are traveling. 

  • Know which stations have instant availability
  • Lists frequency for each station
  • Filter search by city
  • Lists station landlines and websites
  • Comprehensive database

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Scanner Radio - iPad Edition
$0.99
iPad

If you love listening to Police scanners then get this app. Over 5,000 stations from across America from Police to Fire and EMS. 

  • 5,000 stations
  • Links with RadioReference
  • Allows background play
  • AirPlay-compatible
  • Regularly updated

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Radio Recorder
$3.99
iPad / iPhone

Stream your favorite music, record it with this great app and save it in a customized library.

  • 28,000 stations
  • Quality streams
  • Easy WiFi syncing
  • Links with any browser
  • No ads

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Pro Football Radio Live
$3.99
iPad / iPhone

With the football season upon us, this app is perfect for staying informed on the latest news from the NFL and NCAA. 

  • Latest football coverage
  • Intuitive interface
  • Also includes college games
  • Updated roster
  • 24/7 support

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AOL Radio
Free
iPad / iPhone

AOL is still relevant and this app proves why. Over 200 stations for you to enjoy streaming music. 

  • 200 stations
  • Variety of genres
  • Unlimited listening
  • Multi-artist profiles
  • “Banning” option for disliked songs

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Conservative Talk Radio
$2.99
iPad / iPhone

There's Talk Radio and then there's Conservative Talk Radio. For those who know the difference, this app is worth a download. 

  • Complete streaming
  • Latest radio episodes
  • Allows background play
  • Intuitive interface
  • 24/7 support

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Scanner911 Police Radio Pro
$2.99
iPad / iPhone
1 review

This is like Christmas day for all of you who love listening to Police scanners. With over 30,000 stations, you will be in scanner heaven. 

  • Full audio selection
  • Full music channels
  • Exclusive features
  • In-app sleep timer
  • Easy playback

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iHeartRadio – Free Music & Internet Radio Stations
Free
iPad / iPhone
2 reviews
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We heart this app and you will too. All of your favorite stations can be found on this app. 

  • Thousands of radio stations
  • Up-to-date resources
  • More than 500,000 artists
  • 18  million songs
  • Updated playlists

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Pandora Radio
Free
iPad / iPhone
6 reviews

Pandora is quite possibly the most popular streaming app on the planet. The only question is - should you get the free version or the paid version?

  • Lets you discover new music
  • Hi-quality audio
  • Custom skins
  • Renewable subscription
  • Personalized stations

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NOAA Weather Radio
$1.99
iPad / iPhone
1 review
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This weather app keeps you informed on the latest weather alerts from around the country. 

  • Instant alerts
  • Complete streaming
  • Easy to zoom radar
  • Instant customer support
  • Intuitive interface

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TuneIn Radio
Free
iPad / iPhone
1 review
App News & Reviews

With over 100,000 stations and over 74,000 reviews, this app is a must have. 

  • Updated radio listings
  • Full mpeg audio
  • Also includes talk radio
  • Intuitive interface
  • 24/7 support

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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.

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